Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, October 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 37° Clear
News >  Nation

Confederate memorial removed from outside Maryland court

This photo provided by Howard County Government shows workers removing a confederate memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City, Md., late Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The monument includes the names of dozens of Confederate soldiers from the area. (Mark S. Miller / Associated Press)
This photo provided by Howard County Government shows workers removing a confederate memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City, Md., late Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The monument includes the names of dozens of Confederate soldiers from the area. (Mark S. Miller / Associated Press)
Associated Press

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. – A Confederate memorial has been removed from outside a Maryland courthouse.

Photos posted on Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman’s Facebook page show the memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City being removed Monday night and placed onto a truck. The monument includes the names of dozens of Confederate soldiers from the area.

Kittleman said the “more appropriate place for the memorial is in a museum.”

Criticism of Confederate monuments has been intensifying since a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent after white nationalists opposed to the city’s plan to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee clashed with counter protesters.

The removal of the memorial in Ellicott City comes about a week after Baltimore pulled down its Confederate monuments under the cover of night.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


New health insurance plans available Nov. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)
Sponsored

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.